MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department would like to warn area residents of a phone scam in which a caller posing as law enforcement tries to solicit money from area residents.
Deputies say the caller is a man with a middle-eastern accent, and identifies himself as a Deputy Sheriff or a paralegal from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The man called one victim’s cell phone and place of employment to demand that she immediately pay a fine or face arrest and prosecution.
When asked for his contact information, the caller provided the Sheriff’s Department’s address, but the following Washington, D.C. phone number: 202-239-5284, ext. 2058.
Sheriff Keith Moore would like to caution residents to never give their financial or personal information to any caller who claims to work for his department.
"My deputies will never call you or your employer to solicit money or ask for your banking information," said Sheriff Moore.